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Lost World Redefined with Bistro Eighty Ates

by Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Dinner theater in Webster has now been realized.  At last, a perfect fall evening out in a cozy atmosphere, not too many distractions, a great play, and a delicious buffet.  Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, promises to be a nice venue for a refined version of Ed Humphries’ Lost World play last seen on stage a year ago at Webster’s Town Hall Auditorium.  Indian Ranch’s banquet... Read More

Grevy's Zebra Born at Southwick's Zoo

The staff at Southwick’s Zoo had a pleasant surprise Friday morning. After a long pregnancy, zebras have a gestation period of 13 months, the zoo’s female Grevy’s Zebra gave birth on October 2nd. The foal is believed to be a female, but it is difficult to get too close due to the mother’s protectiveness. This is the first zebra born at Southwick’s Zoo in many years, so everyone is very excited. The mother is very attentive, and b... Read More

On the move: Braman Termite & Pest Elimination

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – Local politicians and their representatives welcomed Braman Termite & Pest Control to Auburn at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 11. The company moved its local office from 1023 Main Street in Worcester to a purchased and beautifully renovated building at 275 Washington Street in Auburn.

Braman Termite & Pest Control is a third-generation family-owned business. Owner and pr... Read More

Milestones: The Gift Authority Turns 3

DOUGLAS – The Gift Authority opened its doors three years ago in September along a woodsy stretch of Davis Street, Rt. 16, in Douglas. Today it has a loyal following of customers who've made it their destination for jewelry and gift items, coming from all over the Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

“At first people in town were a bit skeptical,” said Merritt “Pete” Tetreault, who along with his wife Veronica... Read More

Two charged with attempting to cash fraudulent checks

Two individuals were charged by Dudley Police with attempting to cash fraudulent checks.  On Wednesday, September 25th, two male subjects entered the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank on West Main Street.  They attempted to cash checks that bank personnel determined to be fraudulent.  Both subjects left the location when police were called.  One party, later identified as Tequan Vail age 24 of Hartford, Ct, was located in the parki... Read More

Grafton Town Committee’s to Host Candidate Forum October 27th

GRAFTON – The Grafton Democratic and Republican Town Committees are excited to announce that they have scheduled a candidate forum between State Representative candidates David Muradian and Martin Green. This candidate forum has been scheduled to take place on Monday, October 27th, from 8:45 - 9:45 at Grafton High School, with members of the student government classes asking questions to the candidates.

“I... Read More

Second Uniquely Uxbridge Day brings out residents and vendors

by Melissa Dumont

UXBRIDGE - Saturday, September 6, was a marvelous, mild late-summer day. A perfect day for the town of Uxbridge to show itself off to hundreds who came to see the sights. Besides historic Uxbridge itself, attendees could enjoy the goods and services of dozens of vendors who came to display their wares. We visited with some of them.

 Kellee Bertram has been selling Mary Kay cosmetics for 23 years. S... Read More

First Annual Scoped Rifle Challenge October 26

by Yankee Shopper staff

DOUGLAS – Ron Tetreau, founder of  Asymmetric Training & Assessment Group (ATAG), recently reached agreement  with the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club for an annual scoped rifle challenge event, which will be held at the Club's grounds in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The first one is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 and will be hosted by ATAG..

“This is the most exciting project we've done th... Read More

Rochdale Burgers, Subs and More

Nancy Van Winkle and son/chef Michael Boutot.

by Yankee Shopper Staff

ROCHDALE – Nancy Van Winkle has had a passion for cooking all her life. “Serving and taking care of people is what I've always done,” she says. She ran her own catering company for nine years, along with managing and cooking for the functions at the Knights of Columbus hall on Central Street in Auburn until that building was sold to R. H. White Co... Read More

Indian Princess arrives at Indian Ranch

WEBSTER – The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat arrived at its new home on Webster Lake very early Tuesday morning after a month-long delay caused by a rigging retrofit required by Connecticut State Police to allow safe travel through that state.

The boat's owner, Christopher Robert, said he had been completely surprised that certification for travel through Connecticut had not been properly completed by the company managi... Read More

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